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Splashing Pumpkin | Great South Bay Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery
New York, United States
greatsouthbaybrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,983
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
77
pDev:
16.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-murky amber to orange color with a quickly dissipating finger's worth of white foamy head. Lace was semi-stringy and sliding.
The aroma had a nice blend of allspice, ginger and cinnamon playing with some pumpkin flesh, biscuits, earthiness and a light herbal scent.
The flavor presented the pumpkin sweetness in and around the cinnamon and allspice, but the ginger seemed way scaled back to barely show much presence. Light aftertaste of biscuits, pumpkin and allspice.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Finish was somewhat pumpkin-ish with some allspice and earthiness.
Overall, yes, that's a pretty good pumpkin ale that I could have again.

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Photo of Hendry
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icemann383
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Given blind.

The beer comes in a deep clear amber color.

The aroma offers hints of earthy pumpkin spice and cinnamon, but mostly dominated by breadiness, sweet caramel malts.

The flavor follows with mostly that malty sweetness, caramel flavors, with touch of the Cascade hop bittnerness on the finish. The mouthfeel is rounded and smooth from the pumpkin addition, but the spices are severely lacking as the beer drinks towards an under hopped amber ale.

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Photo of KrissyKat6
4.3/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light but good.

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Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antman27
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Risenhower
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kkmiller76
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greg2977
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

One of the lighter options at Pumpkinfest this year. Nothing exciting about this beer. Easy to drink, but I prefer something with a little more to it.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: crystal clear; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon;

T: follows the nose; mild bitter nutmeg on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: all spice - no pumpkin;

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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jarrett123
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, orange-brown in color , with minimal head. Taste is breadiness, light brown sugar, clove and cinnamon. The spices are there, but are never overpowering. Solid beer. I have others I prefer in the style, but would get this again.

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Photo of Gurliegirl86
2.76/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jslice99
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Earlyedison
3.09/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Flabbyjandro
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seedyone
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not your usual 2014 pumpkin ale. I think this harkens back to when a 'pumpkin ale' tasted like pumpkin as opposed to the pumpkin pie spice blend that has dominated of late. Much less sweet & way more vegetal.

I don't mind that a bit.

Problem is I think the market has come to expect each year to yeild bigger & bigger flavors from this syle. Sublety & nuance are passe in this arena.

I wish South Bay the best

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Splashing Pumpkin from Great South Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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